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Transgender swimmer to make history by competing on men's team




Incoming College freshman Schuyler Bailar, the first openly transgender swimmer in NCAA Division I
Incoming College freshman Schuyler Bailar, the first openly transgender swimmer in NCAA Division I
The Harvard Crimson via SCHUYLER BAILAR

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Schuyler Bailar has already made history for the Harvard swim team, without ever swimming a lap.

This fall, the incoming freshman will become the first openly transgender collegiate swimmer completing on a NCAA Division 1 team.  

Bailar had been selected to swim for the women's team - but before joining the team, Bailar made the decision to undergo sexual reassignment surgery.  

Here's a video of Bailar talking about his childhood and his decision to transition. 

So, instead of swimming for the women's team, he will be swimming on the men's team.  

We talked to Kevin Tyrell, the  Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming & Diving.